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What is Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy?

What is Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy?

  • Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: A rare inherited movement disorder where the patient suffers involuntary muscle contractions and distortion of body position. The disorder occurs during infancy and tends to affect the legs severely and the face and arms to a lesser degree.

Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy, or a subtype of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: Introduction

Types of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy:

Broader types of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy:

What causes Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy?

Causes of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: see causes of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy

What are the symptoms of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy?

Symptoms of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: see symptoms of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy

Onset of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: infancy

Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy.
Treatments for Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy: see treatments for Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy

Name and Aliases of Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy

Main name of condition: Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy

Other names or spellings for Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy:

Autosomal dominant torsion dystonia with onset in infancy

Autosomal dominant torsion dystonia with onset in infancy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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